I’m slightly ashamed to admit that the story I did for “The World” yesterday on Brazil’s Literatura de Cordel was at least the third story I’ve done that I originally found out about on Facebook. But only slightly.

I linked to one of them from The World’s page, but you should really check out the galleries of cordel covers that the Library of Congress put together. Here’s one; here’s the other.

Jose Francisco Borges

Print by Jose Francisco Borges, one of the most well-regarded illustrators of cordel chapbooks.